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From Sean Conner <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Building Apache 2.2 without IPv6
Date Sat, 05 Dec 2009 03:49:03 GMT
It was thus said that the Great Daniel Reinhardt once stated:
> ISPs will soon
> >start to provide their customers with routers that support IPv6, so
> >this is in my opinion a wise decision. It's a bit like TV
> >manucfaturers including a DVB-T tuner in their offerings, even though
> >most people don't have a need for it, yet.
> >
> >Krist
> >
> And until that day happens, then Linux Distributions should leave IPv6 
> disabled until such a day arises. 

  I've been using Linux since 1996 and *all* the distributions come with
stuff I don't care to have (any number of window managers, none of which are
window managers I care to use so I end up having to install my preferred
one).  Yes, I would love for the distributions not to include such packages,
but what I don't like someone else does.  

  And I, for one, *am* playing around with IPv6 on my home network, so I
don't mind IPv6 being installed.  I do, however, with KDE and Gnome wasn't,
as I don't use those.  Yet there they are, installed and ready to go.

  I also fail to understand why you are so insistent upon removing IPv6.  My
home router can't deal with IPv6 either, but the fact that the four computers
I have on my network support IPv6 hasn't been an issue.  Yes, I can
understand not liking the space it takes up on the kernel (on my Linux
system, it reports taking up 242,657 bytes) and removing it if not needed,
but the IPv6 support in other applications isn't quite as large.  I removed
IPv6 support from a program I wrote---only 70 lines of code removed (removed
command line options, usage statement, anything at all related to support of
IPv6) and the savings between the two versions:  1,287 bytes (and that's
with full debugging support and a non-optimized compilation).

  Also, looking on my system, I see that sshd, X and DNS are using IPv6. 
Have you checked all the other programs on your system?


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